Museo Nahim Isaias

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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,503 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Upon entry we had to produce our passport copies for transcription by the security. I was told, no pictures down here, OK upstairs. The art downstairs was our favorite pieces. Clay work done in characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy Groot and Rocket, another piece was very familiar as a Star Trek character. The work was awesome. Several pieces were more in the anime line. All super hero character stuff. We took the elevator to floor one which was only administrative stuff so up to floor two. I took a couple of shots but at the entry to the Jesus of Nazareth segment an unseen security person over a speaker admonished no photos. I was confused but no pictures were taken. The current exhibit was old and old looking pre crucifixion ancient age style paintings. All dark and morbid. I looked for the rising and life hereafter and there was none. That was the whole deal. We were done within 30 minutes and not hugely impressed.
Written February 11, 2019
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Traveler M
Wake Forest, NC291 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
If you enjoy quality religious art this is a good location. Some of the pieces are quite good and worth a look. Expect to be watched by security.
Written February 5, 2019
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,020 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Arrived there and the securtiy guard wanted our passports or ID to get in we had neither as they were in hotel safe, but in the end our tour guide managed to get us in. - so remember to take some id. Entrance is free.

Mainly religious artifacts and pictures, some really old and dark. Not that exciting and you were unable to take photographs on the top wooden floor of the gallery.

All in Spanish, so unless you have a guide you may be a bit lost.

Nothing on ground floor on day of our visit - December 11th - seemed they were in the process of "renovation" that was three places we visited that day not fully functioning.
Written January 23, 2019
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Ricardo N
Guayaquil, Ecuador33 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
when I enter this Museum what it reveals may be shocking or you may not notice. This museum was done in a way that being small it tells a lot of the people which live before the colony and its crafts and culture. Here I have a very important realization few people have or notices. On one side (colonial) you see all the wars, weapons and blood of the times. On the other no weapons, instead devices for living in peace, instead of wars just commerce between tribes and the goods they used to trade in fair trade. Instead of blood, just work and people working and living in haromny complementing each other even though the coastal péople were many tribes they were never in wars between each other. Go there and think about it. Its my best suggestion..it really changed my outlook of History...
Written May 27, 2018
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Patricia U
5 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
I have revisited this fascinating museum 3 times, Each time with a little more insight into its unusual content focusing on religion through paintings and variety of artefacts.
Written June 18, 2017
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CFEIII
Austin, TX4,540 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
This museum is pretty small with rotating displays. With Christmas, they had a display of the life of Christ. also had an interesting opportunity to adopt pets for Christmas. The museum was free, you couldn't take pictures of the Jesus display...
Written December 28, 2016
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Andrea_Naranjo
Guayaquil, Ecuador14 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
The museum is big and very organized. The museum has about 2,500 pieces of art and works of art from the colonial school of Quito, particularly paintings and sculptures, from the famous Quito School of Colonial Art. I went because I needed to do a homework of the university and in this place I found everything. The admission is not free for foreigners, the price is $1,50 but on Saturday, the admission is totally free for everybody. Also, You should show your identity card. Customer service is very good, workers offered me information about what I needed in a pen drive and they explained me many things. Opening hours are from Tuesday to Saturday. It also has a documentary center, multipurpose room, souvenir shop and a tourist information center.
Written December 15, 2016
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ivanisraelrv
Guayaquil, Ecuador12 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
If you like art, painting, you definitely should visit the Nahim Isaias museum, it is a good place for lovers of pictorial and sculptural works of past centuries. This museum is located in the center of the city of Guayaquil near to the Municipality of Guayaquil and Malecon 2000.
The place is very safe, very popular and also the admission is free, it has specialized guides to answer any questions. This site introduces visitors to the iconography of colonial art through the four elements: fire, earth, air and water. In addition, there are temporary exhibitions in which emerging proposals, a documentary center and spaces for permanent development of educational activities are presented
Written July 5, 2016
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Aylin M
83 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Nahim Isaias Museum is located in the center area of the city, next to the Municipality of Guayaquil and across the University of the Arts. At the entrance we can observe a sculpture representing women workers in the city of a particular culture, it is very well elaborated giving almost a royal touch; on the inside we find several similar sculptures; but with people of different cultures and ethnicities doing various kinds of work in each of these you can see a brief description, in order to have a better understanding of those. There is a room at the back where you can appreciate different documentaries about our people. The museum also gives services as exhibitions, documentary center, tourist information center, workshops and cultural programs. You learn a lot from this visit, admission is free.
Written June 20, 2016
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Mary B
Dallas, TX239 contributions
Mar 2016
Found the museum to be very interesting. There was no fee; however, the air conditioning was not working so that might be why there was no fee. Not a large museum, but certainly worth your time to learn more about Ecuador's people and their history. Located across from the Art Institute and on a car free street. Very nice area to walk around.
Written March 15, 2016
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